Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Charlton Athletic Manager: Jose Riga  League Position: 23rd Overall: Played 38; Won 7, Drawn 11, Lost 20; For 34, Against 69, GD –35; Points 32 Last six home matches: Charlton Athletic 1-1 Blackburn Rovers Charlton Athletic 0-1 Bristol City Charlton Athletic 0-0 Cardiff City Charlton Athletic 3-4 Reading Charlton Athletic 0-0 Milton Keynes Dons Charlton Athletic 2-0 Middlesbrough   Short statistics: Most goals: Simon Makienok – 5 Most assists: Johann Berg Gudmundsson – 10 Most starts: Morgan Fox and Johann Berg Gudmundsson...
And back to reality. The international breaks always provide a relief from the day to day thoughts on your own football club, a chance to relax, sit back and see how England get on. As a Blues fan, keeping expectations low becomes the norm so watching England helps. It is two weeks since we failed to see off Fulham despite a...
Fulham Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic League position: 20th Overall: Played: 37; Won 8, Drawn 13, Lost 16; For 56, Against 63, GD: -7; Points 37   Last six away matches: Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 Fulham Huddersfield Town 1-1 Fulham Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Fulham Blackburn Rovers 3-0 Fulham Leeds United 1-1 Fulham Reading 2-2 Fuham   Season in brief: Their season can very much be summed up by these two statistics: Only Burnley have scored more...
When Blues last played Fulham in November, I was sat at Bramall Lane watching one of the more frustrating Worcester City performances against a Sheffield United side who got one then simply controlled proceedings. My cousin's fella was sat beside me all game bemoaning the fact that he was in Sheffield and not Fulham as the goals went in...
Wolves. The derby against the Dingles. In recent years they have produced some moments of sheer exhilaration and I am talking just about games in the last decade. Last season we saw Diego Fabbrini make his Birmingham City bow and tear Wolves apart as Kiernan and Gray secured three points. In 2014 Gary Rowett managed Blues for the first time at...
Wolverhampton Wanderers Manager: Kenny Jackett League Position: 12th Overall: Played 36; Won 12, Drew 10, Lost 14; For 45, Against 50, GD –5; Points 46 Last six home matches: Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 Fulham Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 Cardiff City Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Bolton Wanderers Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Preston North End Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Derby County Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Bristol City   Short statistics: Top scorer: Benik Afobe - 9 Most assists: Jordan Graham...
Blackburn Rovers Manager: Paul Lambert League Position: 17th Overall: Played 34; Won 9, Drawn 13, Lost 12; For 33, Against 32, GD +1; Points 40 Last six home matches: Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Queens Park Rangers Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Hull City Blackburn Rovers 3-0 Fulham Blackburn Rovers 3-2 Milton Keynes Dons Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Middlesbrough Short statistics: Most goals: Jordan Rhodes - 10 Most assists:...
There was a brief when Paul Lambert was an enjoyable figure to watch from St.Andrews. Villa fans were angry at their teams insipid performances, their lack of creativity and lack of firepower becoming a common factor of Villa's play. Comparing that side to the one now, he actually did a decent job with that lot. Now with Blackburn Rovers after receiving the...
Hull City Manager: Steve Bruce League position: 2nd Overall: Played: 33; Won 19, Drawn 7 Lost 7; For 48, Against 19, GD +29; Points 64   Last six away matches: Preston North End 1-0 Hull City Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Hull City Fulham 0-1 Hull City Burnley 1-0 Hull city Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Hull City Ipswich Town 0-1 Hull City   Short statistics: Most goals: Abel Hernandez – 16 Most assists: Sam Clucas...
So Steve Bruce returns to the club at which he oversaw two promotions and a relegation, not to mention his brief time as a player at the club. Many things will have been said about Steve Bruce over the years with his chubby physique, former glories as a player and his inconsistencies as a club manager in his 16+ years...